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UN: Russia’s war crimes in Ukraine are growing

The United Nations human rights office announced yesterday, Friday, that there was growing evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine, pointing out that the international humanitarian law has tossed aside.”

Michelle Bachelet, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, said: “Russian armed forces have indiscriminately shelled and bombed populated areas, killing civilians and wrecking hospitals, schools and other civilian infrastructure, and carrying out summary executions.”

Besides the indiscriminate attacks and denial of medical assistance, there were hundreds of reports of indiscriminate killings and sexual violence that may amount to war crimes.

The UN Commissioner emphasized that “the Ukrainian armed forces used weapons with indiscriminate effects, causing civilian casualties in the east of the country.”

The commissioner indicated that two thousand and three hundred civilians have been killed and nearly three thousand have been wounded since the beginning of the war, while more than ninety percent of the victims were recorded in areas controlled by Kyiv and about eight percent in the areas controlled by Russian armed forces and affiliated groups.

On February 24, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine, and to end this operation, Moscow demanded Ukraine to abandon any plans to join military entities, including NATO, and adhere to complete neutrality, which Kyiv considers an “interference in its sovereignty.”

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